611 Gore Ave | $ | Plant-based Cafe@heykokomo | Visit website
The chill, tropical vibes are flowing at Kokomo, a new plant-based eatery in Chinatown that serves smoothies, acai bowls, lunch bowls, and Cocowhip. Their open-air concept (thanks to a roll-up garage door) makes this counter-service eatery the place to be during summertime, and their food might be some of the most delicious in town. Try the hemp caesar (sunflower seed dressing, topped with marinated chickpeas) and a cup of Cocowhip (an Australian soft-serve made with coconut water and zero refined-sugars).
583 Main St | 604-620-0060 $$ | Pizzeria@virtuous_pie | Visit website
With its outrageously delicious and inventive pizzas, Virtuous Pie is accelerating the adoption of plant-based diets one slice at a time. They make nearly everything in-house, including nut cheeses, three-day dough and ice cream. Try the Stranger Wings pizza with buffalo cauliflower, cashew mozzarella and blue cheese drizzle or the Meatball & Chevre with 'chorizo' meatballs, creamed spinach, lemon herb chevre, basil, fresh parm. Two salad options and amazing ice cream (including flavours such as charcoal banana coconut and PB cookie dough) round out the menu.